The Herons of St. John

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Great Blue Heron
      
photo by Gene Pollard

click to hear the call of the Great Blue Heron

Herons
(Family: ARDEIDAE)
Most members of this family wade in swamps and marshes looking for fish, frogs and other prey which they spear with their long, pointed bills.
The Great Blue Heron, recognized by its grey body, is the largest heron in the region.
It builds it's nest in remote swamps and the nest is made of a platform of sticks. Two to four bluish eggs are laid.

Egrets     Bananaquits     Fly Catcher
Herons   Kestrel   Mixed


Little Blue Heron
   photo by Andy Gordon

The Little Blue Heron lives in fresh water swamps, lagoons and any body of still water. Breeding season is from February thru July.


photo by Gene Pollard
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